01 June - 11 August 2002

Marti Friedlander: Photographs

This is the first comprehensive survey exhibition of photographs by Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealand's most acclaimed photographers. Organised by the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, it brings together the extensive range of photographs created over a period of forty years by this senior artist.


Friedlander's visual records of cultural change have long been celebrated. The first camera-artist to independently document post-war New Zealand, her work builds a remarkable visual portrait of New Zealand character and maturing identity. Based around several key themes including protest and demonstrations, the changing nature of Maori society, the achievements of artists and writers, and the character of New Zealand and Pacific society, Marti Friedlander: Photographs reveals a fascinating exploration and celebration of human life.